No. CV 06-24-M-DWM.

462 F.Supp.2d 1150 (2006)

WILDWEST INSTITUTE, Plaintiff, v. Bob CASTANEDA, in his official capacity as Forest Supervisor for the Kootenai National Forest; Abagail Kimbell, Regional Forester of Region One of the U.S. Forest Service; and, United States Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Defendants, and F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co., Fousts, Inc., Regehr Logging, Inc., Ponderay Valley Fibre, Inc., and Lincoln County, Defendant-Intervenors.

United States District Court, D. Montana, Missoula Division.

November 21, 2006.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas J. Woodbury, Forest Defense, Missoula, MT, for Plaintiff.

Mark Steger Smith, Office of the U.S. Attorney, Billings, MT, for Defendants.

Julie A. Weis, Scott W. Horngren, Haglund Kelley Horngren Jones & Wilder, Portland, OR, Patrick G. Frank, Worden Thane, Missoula, MT, for Defendant-Intervenors.


MOLLOY, Chief Judge.

I. Introduction

Plaintiff, Wildwest Institute, is challenging the United States Forest Service's approval of nine logging projects in the Kootenai National Forest ("KNF"). The challenged projects include the Bristow Area Restoration Project (DN June 16, 2004), the Fortine Project (ROD October 12, 2004), the West Troy Project (ROD June 14, 2004), the Pipestone Timber Sale and Restoration Project (ROD June 2, 2004), the...

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